AFC Wimbledon Sign Goalkeeper Sam Walker on Loan From Reading

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AFC Wimbledon have signed experienced goalkeeper Sam Walker on loan from Reading for the rest of the season.

Walker’s arrival is a huge boost for manager Glyn Hodges after Birmingham City recalled Connell Trueman on Friday.

Sam Walker Joins AFC Wimbledon on Loan

Glyn Hodges Pleased With Latest Recruit

Walker is a vastly experienced goalkeeper, making over 250 appearances in the Football League since making his senior debut. The keeper has turned out for the likes of Colchester United, Reading and Blackpool.

He will fill the void left by Connell Trueman who returned to Birmingham City last week after Aitor Karanka recalled the keeper. As well as replacing Trueman, Walker will bring vital experience to a young Wimbledon side. The Dons sit fifth from bottom in League One, only a point clear off the relegation zone.

Wimbledon manager Glyn Hodges is delighted to have the keeper on board. Speaking to the club’s website about his new signing, Hodges said: “We are delighted to have him.

“He is experienced, a good size, and a good personality. We keep mentioning about the young side we’ve got, so hopefully he will bring his experience to the group.

“We have a good relationship with Reading, I am friends with their first-team coach, so that helps. Obviously, when you are doing your work and the goalkeeper comes up on your list you do your research and ring around. We had great reviews on Sam and he was a signing that we couldn’t turn down.”

Walker could make his Wimbledon debut in the Papa John’s Trophy against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night.

As AFC Wimbledon Announce the Arrival Of Walker, They Confirm the Departure Of Striker Adam Roscrow

As Wimbledon welcome a new signing, the club have also announced the departure of Adam Roscrow. The striker, who joined the Dons in 2019, departs after a tough spell at the club.

He leaves for Welsh side The New Saints for an undisclosed fee. He made 22 appearances for Wimbledon, scoring twice.

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